HSE News from the Health and Safety Executive UK

  • Woodwork company fined after worker lost fingers

    3 Aug 2015, 3:45 pm
     A Gloucestershire-based woodwork firm was fined after a worker lost three fingers whilst using a table saw.
  • Variable Manual Handling Assessment Chart (V-MAC) Tool

    3 Aug 2015, 2:00 pm
    The V-MAC is a new online tool, to be used with the MAC tool, to assess manual handling operations where the load weights are variable. It is best suited for order picking and distribution systems which can automatically generate the data for importing ...
  • HSE rails against health and safety claim in Telegraph’s dentist story

    31 Jul 2015, 3:00 pm
    HSE responds to Telegraph story – “Dentist tells the obese they are not welcome”, 31 July 2015.
  • Scaffolding firm fined after worker killed in fall

    31 Jul 2015, 2:45 pm
    A Glasgow scaffolding firm has been fined after a roof worker fell nearly six metres to his death.
  • Case 370 – Child booster seat unavailable at cinema

    31 Jul 2015, 2:00 pm
    A cinema chain told a customer booster seats for children were not available due to health and safety reasons.
  • Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Gold plating or feather bedding?

    31 Jul 2015, 1:30 pm
    Regular visitors to this blog will know that I believe that if you make something easy to do, people are more likely to do it. That principle lies behind HSE’s drive over recent years to simplify regulations and guidance.
  • Heating engineers in court over asbestos

    31 Jul 2015, 12:45 pm
    A Stockport heating engineering firm were sentenced after two of its engineers were exposed to asbestos while working at a Manchester school.
  • Building contractor sentenced over unsafe working practices

    31 Jul 2015, 12:30 pm
    An international construction firm has been sentenced after admitting multiple safety issues at a Manchester site where it was carrying out a shop refurbishment.
  • Court hears print dangers ‘largely ignored’

    31 Jul 2015, 12:00 pm
    A Leeds printing company has been fined after an employee had the end of his thumb severed when it was drawn into an unguarded running nip between the rollers of a glueing machine.
  • Safety Report Requirements with Emphasis on Technical Aspects of COMAH Safety Reports – HSL Buxton, 25-26 August 2015

    31 Jul 2015, 8:00 am
    The COMAH safety report technical assessment / inspection criteria are explained including the type and level of information required to make the necessary demonstration of the technical measures. Common pitfalls associated with COMAH safety report ...
  • Gas installer in court over shoddy gas work

    30 Jul 2015, 1:00 pm
    A gas installer has been fined after carrying out dangerous and illegal work at two homes in Hertfordshire.
  • Company sentenced after worker’s life changing injuries

    30 Jul 2015, 12:15 pm
    A company was fined £40,000 today after a worker suffered life changing injuries when part of a structure weighing 750kg fell on him.
  • Global energy firm fined £1.4m after worker killed in refinery fire

    29 Jul 2015, 2:15 pm
    Total UK Limited have been fined £1.4 million after a major fire led to the death of a worker at an oil refinery in North Lincolnshire.
  • Skipper sentenced for failings leading to diver death

    29 Jul 2015, 1:45 pm
    The skipper of a shellfish fishing boat has been sentenced for serious safety failings after the death of a diver in the River Forth Estuary.
  • Metal recycling firm fined after worker suffered hand and arm injuries

    29 Jul 2015, 1:30 pm
    Totternhoe Metal Recycling Limited (TMR) have been fined after a worker was injured whilst delivering waste metal.